I am a short, fat, middle-aged, happily-married, mother of 4 daughters. I was my High School valedictorian (way back in the Stone Age), I studied Civil Engineering in college, I am a middle-of-the-road Conservative, and a moderate Methodist.
In other words, I’m “trouble” with a capital “T” (just ask my kids).
My blog’s name is a play on the pronunciation of my last name – “Koch” is the German word for “cook” (which also happens to be how my husband’s family pronounces it). The inspiration for the title of the blog was the old “Cook’s Tour” from back in the day:
Cook’s tour (Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary)
- From Thomas Cook, considered to be the world’s first travel agent, running guided tours of Europe and the Middle East in the mid-1800s.
Cook’s tour (plural Cook’s tours)
- (informal) A long or complicated journey, an indirect route.
- The detour meant that we had to go on a twenty mile Cook’s tour to get home.